Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

Weekend Music Roundup: Al Green, Suckers, the Very Best, and More


Al Green. DAR Constitution Hall. $70.

Balkan Beat Box, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew. 9:30 Club. $20.

Mambo Sauce. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Greg Brown, Justin Wilber. Wolf Trap. $30.

The American Space Cadets, American Speedway, Sin 4 Sin. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

Matthew Ryan, Garrison Starr. IOTA Club & Cafe. $15.

RAMZY, The [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Justin Trawick, Honor By August, T-Model Ford, and More


State Radio, Big D and the Kids Table. 9:30 Club. $20.

Justin Trawick. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Christian Tetzlaff Trio. Wolf Trap. $35.

Powder Kegs, The Torches. The Red & The Black. $8.

Juniper Lane, Melodime. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.

US Royalty, Phil Ade, Poor But Sexy. Rock and Roll Hotel. $12.

Curbfeelers. Bangkok Blues. Call for [...]

Corey Harris @ Blues Alley

For those with the belief that The Blues is nothing more than 3 bars repeated; that The Blues has done nothing for music since the city of Chicago hit its stride; or that there are no Blues like the old Blues, you owe it to yourself to see Corey Harris.
He manages to mix the best elements of classic Blues while giving nods to where it has gone in the world of jazz, and where it has come from via its African roots.
And backed by a tight group that truly belongs in a small jazz club and truly knows how to have fun with the music.
He's still in town folks. Don't let the snow stop you!

Photos: Tiptons Saxophone Quartet @ An Die Musik

The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet—really a sax quartet plus a drummer—brought its eclectic mix of jazz, world music, and the avant-garde to An Die Musik in Baltimore last night. The all-female group named after Billy Tipton, the biologically female saxophonist who spent his career and adult life identifying as male, played two sets of music far [...]

The Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2009

While jazz's clash with the mainstream was the most intensely debated topic of 2009, it was actually an incredibly fruitful year for the music. The recordings I discuss in the link above were among the best and most exciting; whether or not they ultimately catch commercial fire, their attempts to employ rock and hip-hop aesthetics [...]

Music in Review: Stations of the Crossover

Is jazz doomed?
Since 1982, the median age of jazz listeners has increased from 29 to 46 while diminishing in size by nearly a third, according to a recent National Endowment for the Arts survey. While some argue that those numbers aren't trustworthy, what's clear is that most music listeners consider jazz a relic, a link [...]

Hash Out Your Live Jazz

Seen live jazz lately? got a twitter account? Put the two together: Tweet about your most recent jazz concert experiences, and include the who, the where, and the hashtag #jazzlives.
Some background:
Two and a half weeks ago, Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout set the jazz world a-buzzin' with an op-ed entitled "Can Jazz Be Saved?" [...]

Nordic Jazz Week Wraps Up

By its broadest definition, Nordic Jazz Week encompasses five nights, including a show tonight at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. But Wednesday night at the House of Sweden, in which the big draw was Nils Petter Molvær and Arve Henriksen (pictured above), was treated as a closing night of sorts. The omnipresent threat of rain [...]

Nordic Jazz 09 Lineup Announced

Nordic Jazz Fest, hosted annually by the embassies of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark, has become Nordic Jazz Week for 2009, featuring an opening performance at the Embassy of Finland on Sunday, June 14, and then two nights of performances at the House of Sweden on June 16-17.
Of note in the lineup are Norwegians [...]

Cuneiform Announces May Releases

A new batch of good shit from Cuneiform Records only comes three times a year, so each time is worth noting. May will see Cuneiform put out:

Led Bib – Sensible Shoes
Miriodor – Avant!
The Ed Palermo Big Band – Eddy Loves Frank
Positive Catastrophe – Garabatos Volume One
Upsilon Acrux – Radian Futura

Let's see. This is all potentially [...]